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Giants Working To Re-Sign DE Jason Pierre-Paul Before Start Of Free Agency

According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, the Giants have been working to try to get free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul signed to a new contract before the market opens.

Graziano previously mentioned that the Giants were interested in re-signing free agent both Pierre-Paul and Robert Ayers. and planned to speak with their agents at the Combine.

While New York looks to be trying to get a long-term deal done with JPP, they’re unlikely to use their franchise tag on him to buy additional time to work on a new contract.

Pierre-Paul, 26, wound up receiving the Giants’ franchise tag last year, but because he suffered serious injury to his hand, the two parties later renegotiated a one-year deal worth up to $8.71 million based on incentives.

In 2015, Pierre-Paul recorded 20 tackles, a sack, two fumble recoveries and fouor pass defenses over the course of seven games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 16 defensive end in a 4-3 system out of 51 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.